Americans surveyed in a 2011 McAfee study valued the digital assets they owned across their various digital devices at nearly $55,000. Whether you value yours at more or less than this amount, chances are that you have not planned for what will happen to your digital assets after you are gone.

Digital asset estate planning is growing as fast as technology, and involves various issues including security, privacy, and legacy planning. For legacy planning purposes, digital assets can include:

• Photos
• Banking and bill pay accounts
• Documents and files
• Email accounts
• Social networking accounts
• Music and books
• Websites and blogs
• Online shopping accounts